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Facts on Vastus Medialis Muscle

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Facts on Vastus Medialis Muscle
A man flexes his leg muscles, showing among others his vastus medialis. Photo Credit Milan Markovic/iStock/Getty Images

The vastus medialis muscle is one of four quadriceps muscles. It is located on the inner part of the front of the thigh. It attaches to the medial aspect of the femur and runs along the inner front down to the base of the patella, or kneecap, via the quadriceps tendon and by the patellar tendon onto the tibal tuberosity. The lowest part of the vastus medialis, called the vastus medialis oblique (VMO), achieves its maximum contraction during full extension.

The vastus medialis muscle is one of four quadriceps muscles. It is located on the inner part of the front of the thigh. It attaches to the medial aspect of the femur and runs along the inner front down to the base of the patella, or kneecap, via the quadriceps tendon and by the patellar tendon onto the tibal tuberosity. The lowest part of the vastus medialis, called the vastus medialis oblique (VMO), achieves its maximum contraction during full extension.

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